Course rules and resolutions - MBA and Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

 

Master of Business Administration

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2000 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Resolutions of the University of Sydney Business School, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended) and the Academic Board policies on Academic Dishonesty and Plagiarism.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

MABUSADM-06

Master of Business Administration

GNBUSADM-02

Graduate Diploma in Business Administration

GCBUSADM-02

Graduate Certificate in Business Administration *

 


* No direct admission - exit point only.

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is part time only.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is a professional master's course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
the Master of Business Administration
(b)
the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration
(c)
the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (exit award only)
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria:
(a)
Master of Business Administration:
(i)
Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 or higher qualification with a minimum credit average (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School;
(ii)
professional work experience of no less than 3 years in a relevant field, as defined by the Business School, with at least 2 years in a managerial role;
(iii)
statement of motivation;
(iv)
pass a selection interview establishing the candidate's suitability for the degree;
(v)
satisfaction of English language requirements; and
(vi)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration:
(i)
Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7 or higher qualification (or equivalent) at an institution approved by the Business School and graded at a standard acceptable to the Business School;
(ii)
professional work experience of no less than 5 years in a relevant field, as defined by the Business School, with at least 3 years in a managerial role;
(iii)
statement of motivation;
(iv)
pass a selection interview establishing the candidate's suitability for the course;
(v)
satisfaction of English language requirements; and
(vi)
any other minimum standards specified by the Business School.
(c)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration is not permitted. This is an exit only course. Applicants are assessed for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration or the Master of Business Administration.
(2)
In exceptional circumstances the School may admit candidates without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the School, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for the course/s are set out in the Table of postgraduate units of study: Master of Business Administration.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Business Administration a candidate must complete 72 credit points, comprising:
(a)
42 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
24 credit points of elective units of study;
(c)
a 6 credit point capstone unit of study.
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration a candidate must complete 48 credit points, comprising:
(a)
42 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
6 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate in Business Administration a candidate must complete 24 credit points of core units of study.

7 Progression rules

(1)
Graduate Diploma in Business Administration:
(a)
Candidates are required to achieve a minimum credit average (65%) in the first 24 credit points of the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
(b)
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will be awarded to candidates who complete 24 credit points but do not meet the progression requirements for the award of the graduate diploma.
(c)
Candidates who complete 24 credit points and meet the progression requirements of a credit average (65%) will be granted permission to upgrade to the Master of Business Administration.
(2)
Master of Business Administration:
(a)
Candidates are required to achieve a minimum credit average (65%) in the first 24 credit points of the Master of Business Administration.
(b)
The Graduate Certificate in Business Administration will be awarded to candidates who complete 24 credit points but do not meet the progression requirements for the award of the master's degree.

8 Cross-institutional study and international exchange

(1)
Cross-institutional study and international exchange may be available in these courses by means of formal partnership agreements.
(2)
Cross-institutional study and international exchange is otherwise not available in these courses.

9 Course transfer

A candidate for the Master of Business Administration or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the School, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

10 Recognition of prior learning

(1)
Waivers may be granted or the volume of learning may be reduced in recognition of prior learning.
(2)
Candidates for the Master of Business Administration may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 30 credit points for relevant postgraduate studies where no award has been, or will be made.
(3)
Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Business Administration may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 24 credit points for relevant postgraduate studies where no award has been, or will be made.
(4)
Notwithstanding any credit granted for prior learning, in order to qualify for an award a student must complete at least 50 per cent of the course requirements whilst enrolled in the award course.

11 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January, 2015.
(2)
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January, 2015 will complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement, provided that requirements are completed by 1 January, 2020. The School may specify a later date for completion or specify alternative requirements for completion of candidatures that extend beyond this time.